NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Narkewicz is now isolated at home and continuing to work remotely, where his office said in a statement "he hopes to make a full recovery from the virus."

The mayor's office explained that he began to experience flu-like and cold symptoms on Monday and those symptoms got worse into Tuesday.

Narkewicz consulted with health officials and it was recommended that he be tested because of a contact investigation that revealed possible exposures.  He was notified Thursday morning by officials at Cooley Dickinson Hospital that his test was positive for COVID-19. 

"Mayor Narkewicz is resting comfortably at home and is in strict isolation from his wife and youngest daughter, who are both non-symptomatic and are now both in home quarantine for 14 days," the mayor's office added in a statement.

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